Dozens of studies show that a special type of protein called enzymes, which are only found in raw foods or supplements, can be beneficial to alleviate pain and inflammation.
Here are some of my top enzyme picks for healing pain and inflammation. Of course, you should always consult your physician or a qualified nutritionist prior to starting any new supplements.
Amylase is the enzyme that helps us to digest carbohydrates. When you take it on an empty stomach it has antihistamine effects and alleviates inflammation linked to skin conditions, particularly when combined with lipase. Amylase is also well suited for athletes because it increases joint mobility and relieves muscle pain and inflammation.
Bromelain is helpful in treating swelling and inflammation that is linked to injuries, surgery, swellings, and broken blood vessels; menstrual hemorrhaging; and blood clots.
Catalase helps relieve inflammation linked to injuries, particularly when fluid-retention and edema are involved. This enzyme also functions as an antioxidant, which scavenges free radicals and prevents them from causing additional health concerns.